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Hannah Agmata214180756HUMA 1825Tutorial 02October 17, 2016Study Questions: Oresteia (Week Two)1.The Furies are the female spirits of vengeance. Because of their gender, they have nopublic standing. The cannot speak in Ekklesia, thus they are considered outside the law.The Furies are also ancient. They are older than the Olympians. They were also bornfatherless. In the play, the Furies represent two organic imageries – pus and stinkybreath. Their eyes are filled with pus, and that is all they see. They have stinky breathbecause they are rotting inside. These organic imageries represent the vulnerability ofthe body, and imply that the nature of vengeance is like a disease – the body attackingitself. The imageries represent a wound that is not healing, hence, in the cycle ofvengeance, conflict is not resolved because “blood must pay for blood” (Aeschylus 128).2.Apollo and the Furies used to be Allies. In page 125, Apollo kicked the Furies out of his

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